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. >> reporter: authorities believe that his older brother tamerlan killed in a gun battle early friday morning while wearing explosives strapped to his chest may have instigated the plot and persuaded dzhokhar to join him in the bloody attacks. >> i am extremely lucky that i'm not at a funeral this morning for one of my officers. >> reporter: but agents are puzzled by what motivated the tsarnaevs. they were raised in the u.s., lived in the same house and seemed to fit in. they attended this cambridge mosque, but a spokeswoman says they raised no red flags. >> in their visits, they never exhibited any violent behavior, sentiments. otherwise, they would have been immediately reported to the fbi. >> reporter: but should the fbi have been watching more closely? in 2011, russian intelligence concerned about the threat of chechnyan terrorism asked the fbi to investigate tamerlan based on information he was a follower of radical islam according to an fbi statement. the fbi said it checked databases, interviewed tamerlan and family members but, quote, did not find any terrorism activity, domestic or f
there what could now be called warning signs? >> 26-year-old tamerlan, the fbi questioned him several years ago because they were keeping a very close eye on him but people who knew him say, look, he was a quiet guy. he seemed to be living the typical american life as well. he was religious, devout muslim. a boxer. he wanted to join the u.s. olympic boxing team. he drove a measurrcedes. he dropped out of college to marry an american woman. they were taken into police custody for a bit yesterday. by all accounts this was a religious man but a man who just seemed to fit in very well here. >> still so many questions. jeff, appreciate the insight this morning. >> a question lingering today could the bombing suspects ties to disputed territory of chechnya led them to violence? andrea mitchell is nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent. >> that's the connection what would have been going on there is what investigators want to question dzhokhar about when he is medically able to talk. officials believe he was following the lead of his older brother, tamerlan, who was radicalized in a six-month t
. and the compassion and the values that define this country. >> the family of the wife of the older brother, tamerlan tsarnayev, released this statement friday. quote, " we cannot begin to comprehend how this horrible tragedy occurred." in the aftermath of the patriot's day horror, we know that we never really knew tamerlan sar-na-ev. it goes on to say that, "our hearts are sickened by the knowledge of the horror he has inflicted." the family has asked for privacy at this time. >> the eleven- year-old martinez boy who was injured in the boston bombings, aaron hern is steadily recovering. this according to administrators at his school, who have been receiving e-mail updates from the hern family. in the last few days, hern underwent surgeries at boston's children's hospital. first lady michelle obama even stopped by to visit aaron on thursday following the interfaith service in boston. and in a story you will only see here on kron four. besides sending hundreds of get well cards. aaron hern's classmates made a video to send him to show their support. friday, the entire student body at martinez junior h
, the f-b-i says it interviewed the older brother, tamerlan, after russian authorities alerted the u-s government. he then made a six-month trip to russia in 2012,but his exact whereabouts and activites are unclear. >> "the ball was dropped in one of two ways, the fbi missed a lot of things is one potential answer, or our laws do not allow the fbi to follow-up in a sound, solid way." >> reporter: while officials sift through the details, worshippers sought answers in their own way-- gathering at the cathedral of the holy cross sunday to reflect on the violent flare their city experienced in the last week. moving forward, governor deval patrick says there can be vigilance without fear. >> "there are some lessons we're going to have to learn and have learned painfully through this last experience that will have to be applied to future marathons, but there will be future marathons and i think they'll be bigger and better than ever." >> reporter: govorner patrick is asking residents to observe a moment of silence monday at the time the first of two bombs exploded near the finish line of
dzhokar and his brother tamerlan tsarnaev -- who later died in a shootout with police. saturday, the suspect's uncle urged his nephew be honest and tell authorites everything >> i'm relieved that he's alive first of all that there's now a chance to find out who was behind it. second of all i stress that there is a chance for dzhokar to seek forgiveness. >> reporter: on saturday governor deval patrick spoke to reporters saying tsarnaev is not yet able to communicate -- but hopes the young man will soon be able to answer the question of why >> i and i think all the law enforcement professionals are hoping for a host of reasons that the suspect survives because we have a million questions. those questions need to be answered. a justice dept source says dzhokar will will face federal terrorism charges and may also face state murder charges -- adding that he could be charged before he leaves the hospital. in boston i'm stacey cohan reporting. >> federal agents confirm that the f-b-i interviewed the older brother, tamerlan tsarnaev in 2011, after being tipped off by a foreign governme
and video. suspect one was in the black hat, that was the older brother tamerlan tsarnaev. about five hours later we got reports of shots in cambridge. now let's talk about that. university police officer sean collier was shot at cambridge. this is the area. he later died. not long afterra that and still in cambridge we got the reports of a carjacking, police say the suspects car jacked a car, later released the owner. police were soon looking then for the suv and followed it west to water town. about 1:00 a.m. eastern time people reports shots of gun fire and explosions. then in a shoot out suspect number one, 26-year-old tamerlan tsarnaev was killed. a transit officer richard donahue was also injured but dzhokhar tsarnaev escaped, that's the brother known as the man in the white hat. he got away and that's when this manhunt started and the area from water town to boston, that shelter in place was put in and for hours authorities went door to door with no luck. it seemed that the day would end without finding him and certainly that was frustrating for authorities. 6:00 p.m. eastern time th
now know the fbi interviewed the older suspect, tamerlan tsarnaev, two years ago after being tipped off he was a follower of radicalism. coming up at 7:15, why some lawmakers want to know if the fbi dropped the ball. >>> time is running out in san jose for people living in a large homeless camp. they will be forced to leave in a couple of hours. ktvu's janine de la vega is live near the camp where those cleanup crews are getting ready to sweep through the area. >> reporter: we've been here since 4:30. now that it's lighter, we can get a better idea what this looks like. the homeless have been access through the chain-link fence. there's a lot of trash, manmade structures and tarps. we've seen people packing up and getting ready to move. city officials estimate a lot of single adults, couples and their pets have set up camp. crews were here lost october and removed 50 tons of trash. some people are driving their cars down access roads and leaving them there to reach their -- dash camp. the project manager says they plan to close off roads and hire private security to prevent the hom
. the older brother, as you mentioned in the beginning, tamerlan, his picture on the icio gun fight overnight with police in massachusetts. what really has authorities troubled, they have locked down the 20 square block area or so in watertown that we have been discussing and we think they have pinched in on the man in the white baseball cap, but they can't be sure. what has them most concerned is that these two brothers have shown quite a bit of skill, and evidence of training. one senior law enforcement official told us a short time ago, these guys were almost textbook perfect in terms of operational planning and security. they stayed off the radar, but beyond that, they have shown a high level of sophisticatifi sod skill in terms of evading police, and when they were confronted with a police shoot-out, incredibly, one of them escaped that cordon. he made the point that there were more police officer there and the suspects were outgunned. he summed it up by saying when have you ever seen that? they don't known he might have other confederates or other plans. the search, while focused in wat
and the subsequent shootout in which the older of the two were killed. his name is tamerlan tsarnaev. he is 26 -- was 26 years old. it's his brother. the man said to be wearing the white hat who got away and has been pursued by authorities. he drove the car jacked suv for a time and then got out. both of the two brothers, we're told, came to the united states roughly a decade ago. they came in when their families sought asylum. their father was a government employee. they have been living in the boston area in cambridge for several years. the younger brother has a massachusetts driver's license. he's a resident of cambridge. the older brother is a legal, permanent resident. the older brother was born in russia. the younger brother, the one they are still trying to find now, dzhokhar tsarnaev was born in kyrgyzstan. his family lives in russia and we're told his father was a public official there at one time. the reason we're told for this extraordinary security in the area of watertown is, of course, because they still don't know where the other of the two brothers, the second bomber is located
was laid to arrest. from his hospital bead bed, the suspect faced a judge. jahar tamerlan tsarnaev is charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. he could face the death penalty. we are also learning more about what happened to the m.i.t. police officer who was killed. a source close to the investigation says that he was shot four to five times as he sat in his patrol car and was unable to radio in for help. a memorial service will be held for him tomorrow. we're told that vice president joe biden will be attending that. >> all right. thank you, tori. >>> back here at home, san francisco police remain on high alert following the boston marathon bombings. the police department increased patrols and transit centers, sports events and other possible targets. and there soon could be more security cameras on market street. police are saying one of the best tools they have are our eyes and ears, the public. officers are telling everybody, watch out for anything unusual and immediately report any suspicious activity. >>> 7:32. even though crime has increased in san jose,
are still looking into the background of the older brother, tamerlan, and his possible links to militant islamists. whether the brothers received operational plans from a militant group in the chechnya area. we'll have more on that coming up at 7:35. now for more on the boston bombings, you can go to our website where we have a special section on details. go to ktvu.com for our continuing coverage online. plus, later in this newscast. infrared images of dzhokhar is coming up at 7:31. how these black and white pictures kept police safe. >>> as the bombing suspect lies in a hospital bed. a legal debate is brewing over the charges they should file against him. katie is live to explain what those charges may be. >> as you mentioned, justice department officials told cnn dzhokhar tsarnaev is facing federal terrorism charges and state murder charges. preliminary hearing could happen in the next 30 days. a lot hinges on when the suspect is well enough to speak. investigators are eager for him to talk so they can find out who planned the attack. tsarnaev will likely be appointed a federal publ
, including the wife of the older one, tamerlan. her lawyer says he is talking to federal authorities about how to proceed. matt? >> pete williams, thank you very much. edward davis, commissioner of the boston police department, joins us now. commissioner, nice to see you. good morning. >> good morning, matt. >> you've got a suspect in the hospital in critical, but stable, condition. unable to speak, but answering preliminary questions in writing. based on those early answers, are you 100% confident there is no future or further threat to boston in terms of accomplices or unexploded devices? >> this is very early in the investigation. we're satisfied that the two main actors, the people that were committing the damage out there, have been either captured or killed. there's still an open question as to exactly what happened in this investigation and there are enormous investigative resources being poured into that right now. we can't say with 100% certainty that -- anything actually at this point. >> do you know if this suspect has in any way given any indication of what the motive was for t
interviewed him but said it didn't find any evidence that tamerlan tsarnaev was involved in terrorist activities. the fbi didn't follow up with him after he took a trip to russia scene chechnya. personally because russia did not give information to the fbi. the fbi doesn't have the manpower to keep tabs on every person they receive tips about. especially those like tsarnaev are already deemed not dangerous by the fbi. >> the ball was dropped in one of two ways. the fbi missed a lot of things. our laws do not allow the fbi to follow up in a sound, solid way. >> reporter: there is a good chance lawmakers will be able to question higher ups with the intelligence community in the coming days. possibly as early as tomorrow. more of the questions they want appsed next. live in washington kyla champ bell ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the man accused of mailing a letter containing the poison ricin to president obama is back in court today. paul kevin curtis has denied any involvement in the letter sent to the president or other letters that were sent to a u.s. senator and a judge. his lawyer days
time lawmakers want to know a lot more about the suspect's dead brother tamerlan tsarnaev traveled to russia for six months after he was brought to the attention of the fbi as a possible islamic extremist. >> we want to know why after he was interviewed and after foreign intelligence service raises a flag on the individual, why he was allowed to travel abroad and yet there were no flags put on him overseas. >> law enforcement and intelligence agencies try to retrace the older brother's steps leading up to the bombing, all eyes are on boston where investigators hope they can get dzhokhar tsarnaev to talk soon. brian moore, nbc news, washington. >>> one of the runners in the boston marathon was one of the thousands at the lonn marathon paying tribute to the victims of the bombings. the nearly 40,000 runners stood in silence before the race. mark from seattle said today's race was a wonderful experience but last week's tragedy wasn't far from his mind. >> last monday my wife and i were about 200 yards from the finish at boston. and you know, the world fell apart in front of us. the se
, tamerlan, in the black hat, was killed overnight in a police shoot-out. >> both men are believed to be from the chechnyan region of russia. they reportedly have been in the united states for one year. bob orr is tracking the story from washington. bob, good morning. what can you tell us? >> reporter: good morning, gayle and charlie. well, the first order of business is to try to find the remaining brother i
indicating his brother tamerlan was the mastermind behind the attack. he said their motivation was to protect islam and the two acted alone with no help from outside terror organizations. the criminal complaint outlines security video and photos, including this one, that shows the 19-year-old leaving his backpack along a metal barrier and using his cell phone. the complaint points out he alone appears calm in the chaos after the first blast. we're also hearing from swat team members. the officer that pulled him from the boat where he was in hiding. >> we wanted to get him in custody and have the situation come to an end for us, the families, the city. it needed to end. >> reporter: though there are still signs that tragedy is far from over. scars from the blast can still be seen along boylston street. today for the first time it's open to residents and business owners as they continue repairs. the public should be allowed back in the area soon. also this morning slain mit police officer sean collier was laid to rest. >> everybody is just going through the motions right now and pulling togethe
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